Friday, November 26, 2010

Retail sprawl


It's funny what we as people will do sometimes. I think Black Friday is the best example of human nature at its worst. Yes, I fell for it once. We got up before dawn the Friday after Thanksgiving and waited until the store store opened, then waited on line just to buy a toy. Three hand-held video games actually. I think they were Game-Boys.
I remember the line. It went from the toy department, past sporting goods and home furnishings around the corner to the men's department. The store manager was smart, he walked down the line asking each customer how many video games they were purchasing. Two people past us were the last of the lucky ones.
Sleep deprived and fifteen dollars richer, and the toy Game Boys are in a box in the basement, have been for years.
That was the first and last time we did anything like that.
I'm sure the sleep is worth more than the savings, the sleep and the sanity.
Today's picture was made on my walk this morning. I converted it to grayscale and toned it sepia for Carmi's Thematic Photographic.

7 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

Excellent composition here. And I like the frame. :)

Jinksy said...

And a very interesting picture it makes, too...Brings thoughts of yesteryear to mind.

Lynne H. said...

I would frame this shot and hang it in my home.. it fills me with warmth..
(and I do not do the "black friday" jaunt either..ha!)

Karen Sather said...

Oh such beauty is found in simple things, nature is always giving, and when possible avoid the malls...and stores...and you know what I mean! Great brilliant example of sepia warming the photo!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Black Friday is the worst! Beautiful picture.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Is that a Swamp Hibiscus that has now gone to sleep? I love the grayscale u have done to it... U gave it a great vintage look to it.

S. Etole said...

Very nicely presented ...